Internal reliability and construct validity of the Novaco Anger Scale-1998-S in a sample of violent prison inmates in Sweden
2005 (English)In: Psychology, Crime and Law, ISSN 1068-316X, Vol. 11, no 2, 223-237 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
In this study, the internal reliability and construct validity of the recently adapted Swedish version of the Novaco Anger Scale (NAS-1998-S; Lindqvist, Dderman, & Hellstrm, Social Behavior and Personality, 8, 773-788, 2003), as well as its scale correlations with demographic and criminality variables, were investigated. Construct validity was established by assessing the correlation pattern of the scales of NAS-1998-S with concurrent scales of similar and distinct constructs. Ninety-five male violent prisoners, ranging in age from 18 to 67 years, participated. The results demonstrated good internal reliability, consistent intrascale relationships, and appropriate construct validity of NAS-1998-S. The number of previous convictions had a moderate negative relationship with the capacity of control. Age and education correlated negatively with the NAS-1998-S scales, except Regulation. In addition to psychometric issues, the results were discussed from a clinical perspective on the offender population.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2005. Vol. 11, no 2, 223-237 p.
Novaco Anger Scale-1998-S; Provocation Inventory-S; Aggression Questionnaire-S; State-Trait Anger Expression Inventory-2-S; Swedish universities Scales of Personality; violent prisoners
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-23648DOI: 10.1080/10683160500036863OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-23648DiVA: diva2:193704
Part of urn:nbn:se:su:diva-4242005-03-242005-03-242010-10-28Bibliographically approved